SHAPE OF MY HEART
Shape of My Heart by Kemberlee Shortland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Shape of My Heart by Kemberlee Shortland-( Irish Pride Series - book 3) is a 2014 Tirgearr publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Grainne only wanted to better herself by going to college. Becoming an exotic dancer would help pay for her education. But, it never occurred to her that the club she worked for may have some side dealings that could put her in danger. I think Grainne is not the unlike many young ladies who have fallen under the lure of big money. In the right club with the right looks, an exotic dancer can earn cash a lot easier and faster than having an ordinary job. When it comes to college Grainne couldn't wait to save that kind of money. But, it soon becomes apparent she is working for some really bad people and more is expected of her than pole dancing.
J.D. Is with the guard and trying to catch Grainne's boss in the act of committing a crime. He needs someone on the inside to do a little spying. Grainne is of course in the perfect position to help him out, but J.D. Goes about it in the wrong way and the two don't get along so well at first. J.D. knows Grainne doesn't want her brother to know about her moonlighting activities, so J.D. uses that against her to get her to help him out. But, as the two get to know one another better, J.D. Becomes very worried about Grainne working at the club.
When Grainne realizes J.D. Is right and she should cut her losses and get out the club, she finds out her boss isn't about to let her go so easily. Can J.D. keep her safe?
This is a solid romantic suspense novel with an Irish flair. The chemistry between Grainne and J.D. sizzles. The suspense is more on the crime drama arena since we know who the bad guy is and what he's into. It's a matter of trying to keep Grainne from becoming a victim and bringing down a crime syndicate. This was pretty good stuff. I enjoyed the romance, the family ties and I liked the suspense being somewhat gritty. There is also a little bit of a cautionary tale here. It could be someone's honest intention to just temporarily dabble in a certain lifestyle and then find themselves trapped in that life. Working in a “gentleman's club” may earn you lots of cash, but those businesses, no matter how upscale are often seedy and it's not hard to imagine drugs and sex crimes taking place in the background, maybe even human trafficking. Thankfully, Grainne had family and friends and of course J.D. To help her avoid that trap.
J.D. is dreamy! Despite the hard core crime drama they are involved in, Grainne and J.D.'s love story is deeply romantic and sensual. Grainne also learned that her brother's marriage and impending fatherhood didn't mean she was going to be left out of his life and so she had no reason to be jealous. Maybe sometime in the near future Grainne will find herself married too!
This one gets 4 stars.
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